The 5th Annual NedsLads Campout attracted over 100 families and close to 300 people who camped, played, chatted, danced and played spot light this weekend. Despite the forecast, we had very few Dads not make it down to the oval so well done all of you!
It was a super relaxed atmosphere this year, despite the odd spot of rain. It seemed the rain had a calming effect on everyone. For those Dads that were away or couldn't come we are sorry you missed it and hope you can be a part of it next year.
The Fathers/Father figures of Nedlands School should be very proud as there was many helpers behind the scenes and during the Campout.
I would like to thank every Dad or Father figure who helped out but it would be a long list and I risk missing someone out. You know who you are and from the bottom of our hearts we thank every one of you (including the likes of the Dads who chatted up a storm on the bun cutting production line!)
A few special mentions:
Angus Argyle who stepped up for the fifth year in a row to coordinate this event. A huge effort!
Nick Albatis who slaved for a full day preparing and basting a lamb on the spit.
Paul Schmeide for arranging all the food and drinks for the 250+ people.
Franklin Lough and his helpers for the new Canadian pancakes recipe which was again hugely popular with the campers.
Paul Skuse who ran multiple BBQ's (that he brought with him) like a pro and he wasnt even camping! (See pic above)
Symon Hoy and Caleb Jones who had a hand in just about everything, including the hot chocolate production (nice work on 3 marshmellows a cup!). Both have been invaluable as part of the overall Nedslads committee and we appreciate them given the work doesnt stop for them after the Campout.
It was a nervous group this year after losing our fearless leader Steve Kerr who has done such an amazing job over the last few years to create something special in NedsLads. It was great to see him pop in and say hello and to offer a few words of wisdom. If it wasn't for Steves hard work and the motivated group of dads who wanted to see Nedslads continue, we wouldnt have a Campout so another big thank you.
So now the call to arms. Nedslads relies on the Dads of the school to make events happen. We welcome all father figures to jump in and lend a hand and the more dads we have, the less each of us have to do. Even the smallest lending of a hand makes a huge difference and means we will be able to continue to provide these expereinces for our kids for years to come. Most of all, join in means being a part of our community and the friendships made make it all worth while.